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Nossaman LLP

Environment and Land Use

Land Use Entitlements

Nossaman has extensive experience in preparing and reviewing entitlement applications and ensuring they are complete and comply with all local and state requirements, and then working with professional planners at the staff level to get the applications processed quickly.

Our projects range from large-scale planned community projects that require coordinated permitting at multiple levels of government, as well as urban infill projects surrounded by established communities.  We also have extensive experience in due diligence, assisting clients to limit regulatory and entitlement risk by spotting potential development constraints, and devising solutions.

Components of our entitlement strategy expertise include:

  • CEQA, NEPA and Environmental Permits
  • Conditional Use Permits, Special Permits and Variance Approvals
  • Clean Water Act Compliance
  • Development Agreements / Disposition and Development Agreements
  • Development Impact Fees
  • Federal and State Endangered Species Act Compliance
  • HCP/MSHCP Compliance
  • Permit Streamlining Act
  • Planning and Zoning Approvals
  • Porter-Cologne Act Compliance
  • Quimby Act Fees
  • Regulation of Election Campaigns
  • School Facility Finance and Mitigation Agreements
  • Subdivision Map Act
  • Water Supply Compliance (SB 221 and SB 610)
  • Williamson Act
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